Andrew Thompson

Andrew is a freelance writer living in Cape Town, South Africa. His work covers a range of topics, but in recent years he's focused primarily on European rail travel. Every year Andrew spends a few months exploring the continent by train to research and write articles about regions, countries, cities, and the best rail routes that connect them. You can see more of Andrew's work on his website, The Rail Diaries.

The 7 most exciting Carnival celebrations you can still hit up this year

9 beautiful deserts you’ve never heard of

The Glacier Express is the most scenic train ride in Europe

The 7 most adorable villages in Switzerland

The Montenegro Express is the ultimate fall train route through Europe

Lithuania’s Hill of Crosses is delightfully creepy

The 7 most epic Matterhorn experiences

The most epic day at Cape Point, on the edge of Africa

Why Slovenia should be a mandatory stop on your next trip to Europe

Biking is the best way to explore South Africa’s Western Cape

The ultimate train journey through France’s whimsical west coast

This is how Cape Town may have averted the biggest water crisis of its history

Road tripping South Africa’s incredible West Coast

8 images that’ll convince any traveler to include Austria in their Europe trip

11 photographs from an incredible impromptu trip through Montenegro

A visual guide to the ultimate Spain rail adventure

Views from the Glacier Express, the most luxurious train ride in Switzerland

A week in South Africa: 12 photographs from an epic road trip

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